Friday, April 13, 2012

Apple Crumble in a Skillet [Zack]

As I generally lack baking skills, this is one of my favorite desserts to make. You can knock this one out while nobody is looking and it's healthier than eating a piece of cake for dessert. You most likely have all of the ingredients around your house at any given time. I did the below batch in my oven, but you can be captain fancy-pants and grill it in a skillet to brown the topping as well.


Grab your 2 apples and slice ~1/4 inch-wide pieces, removing the core. Start a pan on medium heat, and add the apples, butter, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and brown sugar. Cook for 10 minutes until the apples soften.

Pre-heat your oven to 350 F / 175 C. Cube your cold butter and place it in a bowl. Pour the flour, oats, sugar, salt, and hazelnuts right on top. Use your fingers to combine the ingredients - you want it to be lumpy.

Once the apples have finished softening after your 10 minutes, take the pan off the heat and sprinkle the topping all over.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the topping has nicely browned and it's heated through.

Apple base:
2 apples sliced into 1/4 inch wide pieces
1T butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon (to taste)
small pinch of salt
1T brown sugar

2T butter
2T oats
2T flour
2T chopped hazelnuts
1tsp sugar
small pinch of salt

Creativity options:
Add some dark rum to the apples while cooking for a nice kick
Shredded coconut in the topping
Use a variety of different fruits (raspberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, pineapple, etc)
Grill it!

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